S. M. Gray
War dead Male
Andrew Behan has kindly carried out some research on this man:
Private Sidney Maggs Gray. Born in 1876 in Marylebone, London, the son of Edward and Catherine Gray. His father was a Tailor. In April 1881 the family were living at 8 Princess Street, Lisson Grove, Marylebone. On the April 1911 census he is shown as visiting George and Ethel Grant at 66 Hastings Houses, Hastings Street, London, W.C., and gave his occupation as a Male Cleaner with the G.P.O. In April 1912 he was appointed as a Porter in London’s Western District Office. On the 13th April 1913 he married Anna Maria Spicer at the Holy Trinity Church, Upper Tooting and gave his residence as ‘W’ District Office, Wimpole Street. He entered France at Le Harve on the 16th August 1914 as a private in the 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment, service number 6482, and was Killed in Action on the 15th September 1914, aged 38 years. He is commemorated on the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France. He was posthumously awarded the 1914 Star and Clasp, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. On the 28th May 1928 probate was granted to his widow and his effects amounted to just £20.